Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities



Registration for Special Highland Games!

 Celtic Games of Strength... Show Your Might!  It is for Everybody!

The Heavy Games carry out traditions dating back to at least the 11th centry. They were origninally competitions among men that demonstrated their manhood, using items found commonly in the Scottish Highlands, such as stones, logs, and blacksmith hammers.  They are for EVERYONE.  

Special Highland Games is an adaptation of Heavy Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities.  In 2016, Celtic Festival and Highland Games hosted the first ever Special Highland Games.  Since Celtic Festivals honor tradition, this is one Tradition that we plan to carry on and promote.

Special Highland Games will contest Braemar (Standing) Stone Put, Open Stone, Weight Throw, Hammer Throw, Caber Toss, and Weight-Over-Bar. 

For more information please visit: About Special Highland Games

Where and When

Where: Centennial Park

We will be running upto three flights (groups) of throwers:

  1. Friday, September 15, 2017, Starting time to be announced.  
  2. Saturday, September 16, 2017, check in starts at 8:30 am, throwing starts at 9:30 am 
  3. Saturday, September 16, 2017, Check in starts 12:30 pm, throwing starts at 1:00 pm (time may change)


All practices will be at Centennial Park, 315 South Marquette St., Davenport, Iowa

THERE WILL BE A REQUIREMENT OF ATTENDING THREE PRACTICES TO COMPETE for those who have not participated in SHG.  This requirement maybe waived by the Athletics Director for those who have participated in SHG before.

From 8/13/2017 to 9/13/2017

Sunday evening starting at 5:00 pm

Wednesday evening practices 6:00 pm

Registration Fee

Registration includes: Lunch, t-Shirt, Water, Sports Drink, and FUN!!!

Registration fee is $30 mailed to:

Celtic Festival & Highland Games
PO Box 6014
Rock Island, IL 61204


$31 by paypal


To guarantee a t-shirt, registration must be completed by Sept 2nd -- very few extra will be purchased

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